In 2007, IFHF turned its attention toward another critical issue faced by our troops: traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress (PTS). Following an energetic fundraising campaign, IFHF constructed the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), a $60 million, 72,000-square foot research, diagnosis and treatment facility at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. NICoE was opened on June 24, 2010. The patient-centered interdisciplinary model of care developed at NICoE brings all physicians and therapists together under one roof to collaborate in the diagnosis and treatment of military personnel who exhibit the many symptoms of TBI and PTS. Their methods have proven extremely effective and allowed more than 90% of patients to continue on active duty in the armed forces. Professionals at NICoE conduct research, test new protocols and provide comprehensive care and education to patients and families. Click here for more information.